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The Imperial Guptas: A Political History / Thaplyal, Kiran Kumar
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The Imperial Guptas: A Political History
Thaplyal, Kiran Kumar
 
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  Book ID : 40915
  ISBN-10 : 81-7305-432-0 / 8173054320
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-7305-432-7 / 9788173054327
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2012
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Language : English
  xvi, 476p., 8 Col. & B/W Plts., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
   
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The present volume comprising 12 Chapters and six Appendices discusses Gupta history, based on the latest evidence. The problems discussed critically include: the name of the first king, the bearing of Chandragupta I's marriage with Lichchhavi princess; authorship of Chandragupta I-Kumaradevi coins; identification and chronological position of Kacha; the Nalanda and Gaya copper plates of Samudragupta; significance of the epithet Lichchhavi-dauhitra; Samudragupta's policy towards different powers; meaning of chir=otsan=asvamedh= ahartta; literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidences for the historicity of Ramagupta; marriage alliance of the Guptas with the Nagas and the Vakatakas; epigraphic and numismatic evidences for Chandragupta II's Saka conquest; identification of Chandra of Mehrauli inscription; the date, status and chronological position of Govindagupta; Ghatotkachagupta's marriage with a Vakataka princess, his status as governor of Kumaragupta I, his rebellion against him, and his short reign in Malwa; the struggle for, and the order of, sucession after Kumaragupta I ; the view of Skandagupta's identification with Purugupta and that of the division of empire between them; name and status of Skandagupta's mother; invasion of the Pushyamitras and the Hunas; Toramana's occupation of Eran; identification of Prakasaditya; genealogy and chronology of Gupta kings; relationship between Prakasadharman and Yasodharman who defeated Toramana and Mihirakula, respectively; identification of Baladitya, contemporary of Mihirakula; role of the Later Guptas, Maukharis, Hunas and Yasodharman in the downfall of the Gupta empire; evidence for three Kumaraguptas; king's name and date on the fifth Damodarpur copperplate; Jaina sources and epigraphs on the end of the Gupta rule.
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